Yesterday I was sittting with six amazing agile women and we were talking about books. We shared our best reads about anything agile and I realized, none of these were agile books by female authors except for Esther Derby, Diane Larsen and Linda Rising – of course Agile Retrospectives and Fearless Change.

List of agile books by female authors

I have been thinking about it a bit and came up with a few names, but I wasn’t happy with the outcome. So I wrote a tweet and sent it to some more amazing agile women on twitter: Which books by female authors/scholars about agile* do you recommend? 

Thank you @bea73, @Cairolali, @ChSohnemann, @DajanaGuenther, @dkozhedubov, @gazebo_c@irene_kuhn@kkirk@NativeWired for sharing your bookshelves with me.

Here is your list:

Adkins, Lyssa (2010) Coaching Agile Teams, Addison Wesley

Andresen, Judith (2017) Agiles Coaching, Hanser … and many more

Borgert, Stephanie & Schulze, Sandra (2018) Unkompliziert!: Das Arbeitsbuch für komplexes Denken und Handeln in agilen Unternehmen, GABAL … and many more

Davies, Rachel C. & Sedley, Liz (2010) Agiles Coaching, MITP

Crispin, Lisa & Gregory, Janet (2008) Agile Testing, Addison Wesley

Demarmels, Sascha (2018) Agilität & Kommunikation, Nomos

Eckstein, Jutta (2019) Unternehmensweite Agilität: Wie Sie Ihr Unternehmen mit den Werten und Prinzipien von Agilität, Beyond Budgeting, Open Space und Soziokratie fit für die Zukunft machen, Vahlen (not yet published) … and many more

Derby, Esther & Larsen, Diana (2018) Agile Retrospektiven, Vahlen

Forsgren, Nicole, Humble, Jez & Kim, Gene (2019) Das Mindset von DevOps. Accelerate, Vahlen

Graf, Nele, Gramß, Denise & Edelkraut, Frank (2017) Agiles Lernen, Haufe Lexware

Hartley, Tamsin (2017) The Listening Space, The Listening Space

Hendrickson, Elisabeth (2014) Explore It, DPunkt

Hofert, Svenja & Thonet, Claudia (2018) Der agile Kulturwandel, Springer-Verlag … and many more

Kotbra, Veronika & Miarka, Ralf (2019) Agile Teams lösungsfokussiert coachen, Dpunkt

Bartonitz, Martin, Lévesque, Veronika, Michl, Thomas, Steinbrecher, Wolf,  Vonhof, Cornelia & Wagner, Ludger (2018) Agile Verwaltung, Springer-Verlag

Lilienthal, Carola (2017) Langlebige Software-Architekturen, Dpunkt … and many more

Manns, Mary Lynn & Rising, Linda (2015) More Fearless Change, Prentice Hall

Marsden, Nicola (2015) ‚Warum agile Methoden der Softwarenentwicklung Genderaspekte (vielleicht) vernachlässigen‘ in Barke, Helena, Siegeris, Juliane, Freiheit, Jörg und Krefting, Dagmar (Hrsg.) Gender und IT-Projekte, Budrich Uni-Press

Perri, Melissa (2018) Escaping the Build Trap, O’Reilly

Poppendieck, Mary & Poppendieck, Tom (2006) Implementing Lean Software Development, Addison Wesley … and many more

Rothman, Johanna (2017) Create Your Successful Agile Project, O’Reilly

Rupp, Chris (2014) Requirements-Engineering und -Management: Aus der Praxis von klassisch bis agil, Hanser

Shternhus, Jessie & Bonifer, Mike (2015) Ctrl-Shift ; BDI Publ

Tabaka, Jean (2006) Collaboration Explained, Addison Wesley

and the seminal work of Professor Christiane Floyd:

Floyd, Christiane (1993): STEPS—a methodical approach to PD. Communications of the ACM, 36, (6), S. 83

Floyd, Christiane (1992): Software Development as Reality Construction, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Please add your books and ideas to this list via twitter #agilebyfemaleauthors.

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